HIGH POINT, NC (WGHP) – Theater Art Galleries are helping kids connect with their creative side this summer. This is part of the association’s goal to make art accessible to everyone.
“We have visual art exhibits in our gallery at the High Point Theatre. We have education. As a rule, every afternoon we are somewhere – a Boys and Girls Club or one of the schools. We do adult classes, children’s classes, workshops. We are also big supporters of public art,” said Executive Director Jeff Horney.
Children at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club in High Point recently spent a week learning how to create their own masterpieces.
Four community summer camps are free for participants, which would not be possible without the support of organizations such as the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.
“A lot of what we do, we give away. We do not charge. Most of what we do is free to the public,” Horney said.
The Education Director of Theater Art Galleries says the camps provide children with an outlet, helping them discover who they are and who they want to become.
“It’s a chance for them to express themselves,” said Michaela Hafley. “You don’t have to draw a perfect picture. It’s really about making your voice heard in different ways.
Later this year, the non-profit organization will move from its current home at the High Point Theatre. Its new location in Congdon Yards will include classrooms, a gallery and a gift shop. The goal is to be fully operational by January 2023.
“It’s going to open up a lot of new doors and opportunities for us,” Horney said.
Until then, the theater’s art galleries will continue to offer services. It runs separate, themed summer art camps for children ages 5-14. They start on July 5 and will continue until August 4. You can find more information and register your child on the Theater Art Galleries website.
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